Baltimore, seen from space

Astronauts on the International Space Station captured a shot of Baltimore by night Oct. 16. (NASA Earth Observatory / November 5, 2012)

Baltimore is Monday's photo of the day on NASA's Earth Observatory website, giving a glimpse of Charm City by night as seen from space.

You can see the photo above, or check out a larger original version as well as an annotated copy on NASA's website.

The image was captured using a high-powered digital camera on Oct. 16 by the space station crew, which includes two NASA astronauts. The image has been enhanced for better contrast and to remove lens reflections.

It gives a nice view of bright arterial roadways, as well as black darkness across the region's parks, cemeteries and waterways.

Read more about the space station crew on NASA's ISS website. Follow ISS Commander Sunita Williams on Twitter, too.

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